The Indian civilization is a role model for the other civilizations of the world. The materialistic civilization of the West is borne down by its own ills, its apotheosis of power and wealth. In spite of its splendor it is all vain. Indian civilization has its moorings in its philosophy, in spirituality, in ethics, in its religion. It is based on the realization of the superiorly of the spirit to the body, the spiritual world to the phenomenal world. The Indians have always held on to God, to the Infinite. This has given it continuity. Other great world civilizations like the Babylonian civilization, the Egyptian civilization, the Roman civilization, and the Greek civilizations have come and gone. The Indus-Valley or Mohenjodar-Harappan or the Indian civilization still lives, in spite of hundreds of years of persecution.